The second release from Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, will be released nationally on August 23rd, but you can http://stores.musictoday.com/sixtysixsteps and receive your order on the release date. In addition, the first 400 copies ordered will also come with an autographed booklet signed by Mike and Leo (quick update: there are no more autographed CDs…sorry!). To pre-order, please http://stores.musictoday.com/sixtysixsteps.
Recorded in the Bahamas last December and produced by (Clone mixer) David Z, Sixty Six Steps picks up where Clone left off, showcasing the deepening musical relationship between Mike and Leo. The island setting of Nassau’s legendary Compass Point Studios served as a musical backdrop, and Bahamian drummer and percussionist Neil Symonette is featured throughout.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Living in the Country
3. Oh Well
5. Cherry County
6. Sweet Emotion
7. Stolen Quiet
9. Over the Dam
10. Can’t Hang
11. From Spink to Correctionville
12. Ya Mar
You can listen to audio clips of the album as well as a video montage of the making of Sixty Six Steps at http://mike-gordon.com. It’s not the official debut of Mike’s new site — we’re still working on that and expect to launch around the start of the tour.
At the end of June, Mike and Leo played an intimate show at the Boulder Theatre in Colorado for the weekly nationally syndicated two-hour radio show ETown. This particular show featured a set from Mike and Leo as well as singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier and talks with the show’s host Nick Forster
Their session will begin airing Wednesday, August 10th and repeating through Tuesday, August 16th. The duo performed material from their debut collaborative album "Clone" as well as new material from follow-up http://stores.musictoday.com/sixtysixsteps.
In other Mike news, he got a new haircut. Shortest in thirty years.